Integrating IM applications - OFI

Ikke eikke at
Thu Jan 13 19:05:12 EET 2005

On Thu, 2005-01-13 at 17:02 +0100, Igor Popik wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I would like to present OFI project - org.freedesktop.IM interface 
> proposal for Instant Messenging applications which uses D-BUS as a 
> communication platform. Everybody knows that *nix has a great number of 
> different IM desktop applications with support of different IM protocols 
> - but there is lack of integration with other desktop components (web 
> browsers, mail apps).
> The goal of OFI is to provide interface standarization not a complex 
> solution (however sample implementation and library is provided).
> This only a proposal of interface standard. It is simple, but It is 
> working: we managed to to implement it in Gossip, Mozilla and GNOME and 
> our IM app GNU Gadu -
> We are aware of Galago project. But in our opinion such integration 
> should be done in ligth-weight manner :-)
> Some links:
> - Project page
> README.OFI - document describing the thing, 
> please read it before you will flame us :-)
> Some code:
> svn co svn://
> Cheers,
> THrull

Actually, stuff like this would be handled by DAL/whatever too


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